Posted by: The ocean update | August 2, 2015

Another dead whale washes up on Pacifica beach (California, USA)

Humpback-whale-California-02.08.2015August 2nd, 2015 (Jenna Lyons). Yet another dead whale washed up at a Pacifica beach in what has become an inexplicable summer trend, marine officials reported.

Beachgoers observed the carcass of the humpback whale at Esplanade beach on Sunday, said Laura Sherr, spokeswoman for the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito.

“Personnel from California Academy of Sciences and the Marine Mammal Center will keep an eye on the carcass and the tides to determine whether they can safely perform a necropsy,” Sherr wrote in an e-mail.

The whale that washed up Sunday is just the latest in a string of mysterious dead whales found in the area. A humpback whale washed up on Sharp Park Beach in Pacifica in May, and in April the rotting carcass of a sperm whale on the beach near Mori Point left scientists baffled as a dissection revealed no official cause of death.

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